The Samuel H. Kress Foundation AAMC Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome
The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and the American Academy in Rome (AAR) are pleased to announce the inaugural year of The Samuel H. Kress Foundation AAMC Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. The purpose of the award is to provide essential funding for curators to develop projects that require research in Rome, Italy. The program is intended to honor exceptional curatorial vision and help curators advance deserving projects. Application material must be received by May 15.
ADAA Foundation Curatorial Awards
Created in 2012 in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), the ADAA and Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) are pleased to announce the creation of the ADAA Foundation Curatorial Awards. The Curatorial Awards provide two $10,000 grants each year to one curator in a pre-World War II field and one curator in a post-World War II field. The program is intended to honor exceptional curatorial visions and help museums advance deserving projects with funds for early research and development. Click here to learn more.
Professional Development Travel Grants & Support for Junior Curators
The AAMC has developed a professional development grant program for curators with limited travel funds. The grants may be used for purposes of traveling to the annual meeting or other professional development programs of benefit to curators. Curators of all ranks are eligible, as long as they are AAMC members in good standing.
The AAMC has established several initiatives aimed at the retention and professional development of junior curators (assistant and associate levels). Since 2006, more than $40,000 has been distributed in professional development travel grants for junior curators. Other programs include mentoring sessions that occur each year at the AAMC Annual Meeting.
AAMC Annual Fund
Launched in 2009, the AAMC Annual Fund provides funding to further professional development in the curatorial field in the form of research grants, skills-based training programs and opportunities for undergraduate and post-graduate students to engage with the profession.
AAMC President's Emergency Fund Grants
Emergency grants were instituted in November 2005 to support curators affected by Hurricane Katrina; eight grants were disbursed. In February 2006, the AAMC received $10,000 from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation along with several small member donations to expand the effort. Emergency grants are made to curators, both members and non-members, who find themselves in financial need through extraordinary circumstances. Grants are given at the president's and board's discretion and do not involve an application process.